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  • How to succeed with iPads in the classroom

    To the editor: That's a lot of students who probably won't be able to succeed now because of lack of technology access thanks to the Los Angeles Unified School District's decision to cancel its Apple iPad program. Every student should have a computer...
  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

    L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
    A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday. Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...
  • L.A. Unified's iPad plan was doomed from the start

    L.A. Unified's iPad plan was doomed from the start
    To the editor: As a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School District, I've seen corporate feeders convince district administrators of the need to spend taxpayer money on various overblown and ill-considered schemes. Profiteers benefit from the...
  • Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz

    Franklin, Granada Hills tie for first in academic Super Quiz
    Granada Hills Charter High School and Franklin High tied for first place in the Super Quiz portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District's annual Academic Decathlon, officials said Sunday. The two teams each earned an unofficial score of 65...
  • L.A. schools can't afford computers for all, Cortines says

    L.A. schools can't afford computers for all, Cortines says
    Los Angeles Unified School Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Friday the district cannot afford to provide a computer to every student, signaling a major reversal for his predecessor's ill-fated  $1.3-billion effort to distribute iPads to all students, teachers...
  • L.A. Unified candidates use Deasy as a platform springboard

    L.A. Unified candidates use Deasy as a platform springboard
    Former Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy resigned under pressure last fall and while he isn't on the March ballot for the Board of Education, he might as well be. In three contested races, most challengers repeatedly discuss the former superintendent...
  • L.A. Unified tracks measles shots, reports higher vaccination levels

    L.A. Unified tracks measles shots, reports higher vaccination levels
    Los Angeles school officials have launched an effort to increase and document the percentage of young children who've been vaccinated against measles, including hiring 10 nurses on a temporary basis. The plan, presented before members of the Los Angeles...
  • Football: One of City Section's best young coaches is leaving for Washington

    Masaki Matsumoto, one of the best young teacher-coaches in the Los Angeles Unified School District, announced on Friday he is leaving as football coach at Hollywood Bernstein to become the new coach at Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wa. It's a huge loss not...
  • Granada Hills Charter High wins L.A. Unified's Academic Decathlon

    Granada Hills Charter High School won Los Angeles Unified's annual Academic Decathlon, recording the highest team score in the competition's 47-year history, officials said Friday. The school, a three-time national decathlon champion located in the west...
  • L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower

    L.A. Unified sides with farmworkers union in dispute with grower
    The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday sided with United Farm Workers in its dispute with an agricultural firm, calling on the company to honor a labor contract. The vote was 6 to 0, with one abstention, and was greeted with rousing approval by...